Dueling lead stories tonight and a lot of ground to cover with both the extremely fragile ceasefire in the Middle East and new developments in the investigation of the airline terror plot.
First to the situation in southern Lebanon. Today, Richard Engel traveled south with aid workers to survey the damage and try to reach people who have been trapped in some of the hardest-hit areas. The trip was a struggle with bombed-out roads and traffic jams. Thousands of people are making the journey, trying to get back to their homes to see what is left.
Harder to assess is what happens next. Hezbollah's leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah declared victory. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said this is a long-term battle that will require patience. Olmert is now facing intense political pressure and criticism for his management of the war. Martin Fletcher will report from Israel.
In London, Lisa Myers has been closely following the investigation there. She will have more on the dispute between the U.S. and Britain over when to move in on the terror suspects. Also today, Britain downgraded the threat level, but at the same time cancelled some flights because of security concerns. There are still lots of delays and lots of confusion at airports both at home and abroad. Pete Williams will look at what is happening on the homefront, asking some tough questions about just how proactive the Department of Homeland Security has been to prepare for an attack, and why research into new technologies to detect explosives is taking so long.
Also, strong words from President Bush who blamed Hezbollah for the Middle East conflict... but also bluntly put responsibility on Iran. David Gregory is tracking the President now and will have the full story tonight.
See you in a bit.